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Presidency misses Cele case deadline

2012-09-05 16:00

Johannesburg - The presidency was yet to submit the correct opposing papers in response to former police commissioner Bheki Cele's bid to have his dismissal overturned, Cele's spokesperson said on Wednesday.

"There are things that we specified that we needed. We did not get any of the specified elements we require," Vuyo Mkhize said.

The presidency said it would comment on the matter later on Wednesday.

Cele is contesting the findings of the report used to fire him on June 12, written by a board of inquiry led by retired judge Jake Moloi.

He wanted the court to declare Moloi's report factually and legally unsound.

On June 13 Cele said: "The only conclusion I could draw after reading the report is that someone must have prevailed upon Justice Jake Moloi to make sure that he returns a recommendation that I be fired, at whatever cost."

On Wednesday Mkhize said the presidency missed three deadlines, July 22, July 27 and August 13, to submit these papers.

"We were given bits and pieces that we did not necessarily need."

He said among the papers that were outstanding were the opposing affidavits.

"All we can do is to ask our lawyers to press the matter more vigorously."

Mkize said they might have to approach the court if that was the only avenue open to them.

The board was mandated by Zuma to establish whether Cele had acted corruptly, dishonestly, or with an undeclared conflict of interest in relation to two police lease deals he signed with businessman Roux Shabangu.

Comments
  • Eterni80 - 2012-09-05 16:22

    I love deadlines - especially the sound they make as they do whizzing by ! This is a sound the cANCer always has in its ears.

  • marina.poniatowska - 2012-09-05 16:23

    Next stop - Golf tournament...

  • kala.bafazi - 2012-09-05 16:31

    The anc is a dead line

  • larry.piggott1 - 2012-09-05 16:33

    Africa time, ANC time. Manyana

  • joe.irwin.50 - 2012-09-05 16:37

    Should get them by 2014.

  • gerhard.kress.3 - 2012-09-05 16:41

    The Presidency misses everything else too.

  • Joubs1957 - 2012-09-05 16:44

    He may as well just come back - I reckon he will be better equipped to sort out all this bull***t happening in Rustenburg - shoot to kill!

  • Ditantane - 2012-09-05 16:46

    this is going to be the biggest embarassment for the presidency when they are forced to reinstate Cele.

      Joubs1957 - 2012-09-05 16:52

      The presidency itself is the biggest embarassment to the presidency

      Ta.Lepzen - 2012-09-05 16:56

      I can see it happening and as usual he'll be smilling after he cost us our tax money

  • ruben.maistry - 2012-09-05 17:06

    Nothing new. Absolutely USELESS governence.All at the expense of the poor taxpayer.Imagine what could be done with all the money spent on this debacle to uplift the poor of our country.

  • sterling.ferguson.5 - 2012-09-05 17:15

    This law needs to be change where the president can appoint but can't fire a person in the government. Cele should have had criminal charges brought against him and the government chose not to do so. Now, he is bringing charges against the state to get a golden handshake.

  • Vince.York - 2012-09-05 18:35

    uguguh uguh UGUGUHUHUH Uguh UUUGUH ug uguh uggggaaaa? ahagga!!!!! WTF

      karen.laxton2 - 2012-09-06 09:07

      Well said !!L

  • jason.marshall.1804 - 2012-09-05 20:43

    I do not have to watch series on tv for entertainment, I can just watch what the ANC does on a daily basis!!

  • jack.kukard - 2012-09-06 07:20

    No change , these idiots just can not get anything right.....

  • dnxumalo2 - 2012-09-06 08:18

    I bet they did everything in their power but budget is always a challenge.

  • anthony.kay.965 - 2012-09-06 08:46

    They will get it right in a few hundred years. Democracy takes more then twenty years to mature in the people's minds. Perhaps twenty centuries. The problem here is not the people, is the presidency itself. Mr Z, has a huge job to do, and the education alone will take a few more centuries. He must get rid of the Celes and the Mdulis and the all those he brought from the bush to govern the country. It does not work. The jobs for pals has to stop, and the uneducated women can't do the work. They just get fatter and fatter. The only thing the zulus can do well is telling lies to the nation, that the whites stole their money. Is not like that The whites build a lovely country out of nothing. We blacks, must thank them for the only nation in Africa that has a chance to survive and become a first world land.

  • chris.pieterse.73 - 2012-09-06 19:04

    "Stupid is what stupid does" - Forrest Gump

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